Telluride Foundation: Nonprofit Workshop On Budgetting

Telluride Foundation hosts a nonprofit workshop Thursday at Telluride library on demystifying the budget process. Please contact Sarah Hendley at the Foundation at 970-728-8717 or to RSVP for this workshop or for more information.

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The budgeting processing is a critical component of operating any nonprofit, establishing priorities and providing a spending plan. As budgeting is vital to the financial health of any nonprofit, the Telluride Foundation is hosting a free, public workshop called, “Demystifying the Budget Process.”  The workshop will be held Thursday, September 10, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the Telluride Wilkinson Library Program Room.

Nonprofit staff and board members are encouraged to attend to better understand budgets by exploring what should be included and how to use your budget on a regular basis to help guide the direction of the organization. Participants will review a variety of budgeting types, as well as discuss many of the issues that staff and the board should be aware of during the process.

The workshop will be taught by Michael A. Freedman CPA, who has over 40 years of experience as a CPA, with a specialization in auditing and accounting for nonprofit organizations.

“We all prepare budgets,” said Freedman. “The trick is how to prepare them so that they are understandable and useful.”

About Michael Freedman:

Freedman is a founding partner of Gelman, Rosenberg and Freedman CPAs in Washington D.C. and is the former director of the firm’s audit department. Throughout his career, he has specialized in auditing and accounting for nonprofit organizations. His expertise includes structuring of nonprofit organizations, internal control evaluation, government compliance auditing, financial management consulting, and employee benefit plan auditing. In addition to developing his technical expertise, he has been involved in nonprofit management and remains active in other areas of the nonprofit community. Freedman is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Greater Washington society of CPAs. He is a part-time Mountain Village resident and a member of the Telluride Adaptive Sports Board.

About the Telluride Foundation:

The Telluride Foundation exists to create a stronger Telluride community through the promotion and support of philanthropy.  It is a nonprofit, apolitical community foundation that provides year-round support for local organizations involved in arts, education, athletics, charitable causes, land conservation, and other community-based efforts through technical assistance, education, and grant making.  As a grant maker, the Foundation awards grants to qualified applicants that serve the people living and working in the Telluride area for the purpose of enhancing the quality of life within the region.  For more information on the Telluride Foundation visit

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